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Preacher: Pastor Tony Simpson. Passage: Jonah 1 vv4-6. Jonah continues in his sin and through this brings consequences not only for himself but also for the pagan sailors that he had not previously met. The Lord sends a great wind and yet when Jonah is summoned to pray by the ships captain He will not. We see the effect on Jonah's heart of continuing in sin but we also see how the Lord shapes circumstances to lovingly discipline Jonah.
Jesus' response to Peter's betrayal is the definitive illustration of how God ultimately responds to our sinfulness.
Killing sin follows a simple proposition. If you are in Christ, then you will be killing sin. Therefore, be who you are.
Having been told to go back to Bethel and engage in the right worship of God, Jacob leads his household in this worship and then journey's on. The second part of Genesis 35, though, mentions three events that reveal the truth that even though Yahweh has promised fulfillment of his covenant with Abraham and his descendants, and even though this fulfillment is in the midst of taking place, nonetheless it takes place in the midst of certain kinds of failures. It is this union of fulfillment and failure that marks the life of God's people now as they journey on toward the final fulfillment in the New Heavens and New Earth. What lessons do we learn from these failures mentioned in this text and their union with God's fulfillment of his promises?
Sometimes we think that because of God's love and grace our sin is no big deal. After all, we're trying, right? Other times we seem to think that God's definition of sin is arbitrary, that he made up the rules just to make our lives difficult to keep us from having too much fun. Still other times, we seem to believe that since God is "in charge," then anything that goes wrong (including sin) is his fault. This message is an attempt to answer the questions, "Why is sin such a big deal to God? How does it hurt God when we sin?"
John provides no middle ground. We are either born-again children of God, or bastard children of the devil. Those fathered by the latter live in rebellion. Sin is default. Those who are fathered by God practice righteousness and break the bonds of sin. John's language is stronger: They don't sin (3:6, 9). This sermon deals with sin, the devil, and Jesus' atonement. He saved us from our sins, and then some. We owe Him our allegiance.
Week 5 our of 7 in the "Seven People, One Saviour" series. This sermon tells the touching story of a sinful woman who met a compassionate Saviour.